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welcome back. we're following breaking news out of westminster. an officer involved in a deadly westminster. >> reporter: the police officer suffered inor injuries. the driver of the other car is dead. this happened at around 1:15 when that officer was responding to a weapons call. i want to walk you through what police are telling us, that the paarol car was heading south and the other car was heading north. %- that's where that collision occured. we spoke to police earlier, here's what they had to say. >> when we have officers
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we call outtthe adams county accident reconstruction team. they'll be here shortly investigating. on sccne. they've been looking at thiss accident for a few hours now and they expect to be here on scene for a while. one of the big questions they're trying to figure out is did that officer have the -`lights and sirens on of the through this intersection at 1::5 in the morning. we spoke to the gas station clerk, saying he didn't hear vehicles collided. this intersection at 88th and federal will be closed throughout the morning. we're going to send it over to jayson luber. >> you can see that section is closed down south of 92nd avenue and north of 80th. this intersection will be closed for quite some time. pecos or lowell to the east and west can help you get around it. because federal is well traveled, south of the thornton
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trying to get down to highway 36. drive times on i-25 look nice. maybe 15 minutes north or southbound. pretty decent ride on 225, pena boulevard. between downtown and the denver tech center looks nice, about 15 minutes there. drrve times high country camera at c-470 at genesee, the camera noo bouncing around crazy. >> over berthoud pass a recent wind gust of 80 miles per hour. first alert weather tracking a number f lerts. high wind warnings posted for the mountains in spots like fort collins under a high wind watch oday. gusty today, windy toniiht. we have a good 24 to 36 hours of this. the pink you see covering most of eastern colorado now a red flag warning. warm, windy and dry. 66 degrees by nnon. 72 by 4:00. if we hit that 72 it's going to
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greeley, 64 today. fort colllns near 70. and near 80 across parts of southeastern colorado. % what month is this? >> no kidding. usual. thank you. 5:33. lane trial. she's accused of attacking unborn baby. there's michelle on the stand yesterday. testimony. denver7 reporter eric lupher live if boulder county. give us an idea of what we can expect today. >> reporter: we can certainly expect a loo more teetimony, but not so much as emotion as what we saw yesterday, because the victim in all of this has already taken the stand, michelle wilkins. if you saw what we saw yesterday, you could certainly see how tough this is, especially on wilkins and on everyone who has to relive what happened last year. take a look, wilkins wiped away
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ssems beyond belief. seven months pregnant, she went to a home in longmont where dynel lane claimed she too was pregnant, selling maternity clothes. an hour into their visit prosecutoos say lane attacked wilkins. %- wilkins explained that aapillow was grabbed and there was a possible smother that was going to happen, and then she explainee more. >> it's when i held up my hand and i said i don't know why you're doing this, i love you. let me do this and stabbed it into my neck. >> reporter: really just hard to watch. prosecutors are saying that dynel lane was obsessed with pregnancy, even faking pregnant, taking pictures. you're going to see those picttres coming up in the 6:00 hour and of course i'll be inside the courtroom later this morning as this trial continues. i'm eric lupher, denver 7.
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two people once treated t sweddsh medical say they've tested positive for hepatitis b. former surgical tech rocky allen uuder arrest accused of switching out needles. the lawyer said swedish said they could have contracted it elsewhhre. >> they're shocked, feel betrayed by the entity they trusted and put their lives in the hands of and they're not getting information. >> avery says there was a breach of protocol at swedish and is looking into a class action lawsuit. dozens f homeowners near green mountain might have to let the army national guard %- search their yards for explosives. before that happens, the residents have questioos. they came out for a public
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learning preworld war ii shells and mounnain -- could be hidden in their yard. >> several times we've seen bits and pieces of stuff. always thought it was rusted out pipe. now we know, maybe it wasn't. >> if anyone spots weapon debris they're told not to touch it or pick it up, but call 911. 50 homes in the cole neighborhhod learning they won't be impacted by a project that will help protect against catastrophic flooding, but to do that they'll have to destroy believe blocks of home or the golf course. -` denver mayor hancock outlined a new initiattve. now it's me.
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it's part of tte mayor's 2016 budget. >> i can't emphasize enough the importance of this initiative and the importance of us working together to do this. >> this program was first was successful. deadly crashes there at an all time low. new numbers out about smoking habits in our state. last year 194 million packs of cigarettes were bought in colorado, up more than a million from 2014. this is the first increase the state has seen since 2005. which is a little strange. officials say smoking rates are slower rate. comcast is trying to get back into its customers' good graces after thh outage monday, for about 90 minutes customers didn't have local or cable tv channels. if ou're one of the those customers, you can call comcast tooget a credit, it amounts to about $2. this fully furnissed home
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only 100 bucks. quite a bargain, considering buckss it's the grand prize in the children's hospital colorado mighty millions raffle. yoo can visit it on your own. it opens to the public today. you can walk around inside the house. there are more han 6,000 other -`raffle prizes by the way. dozens of people are camped outsiie this chick-fil-a in the restaurant officially opens up in less than half an hour. the first 100 people in line get free chick-fil-a meals for an entire year. >> that's quite a deal. daryl orr is there now. a lot of folks out there, daryl? >> reporter: yeah, we've got about 55 people out here. we're at quebec in the stapleton area. quite a few campers. been oot here overnight, which `sn't such bad weather out here.
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last niiht. things are kind of nice out here. i'm going to bring in the spokesperson for chick-fil-a. tell me what's going on here, what's happening with this new store? >> we're so excited to open today at 6:00 a.m. now we've had about 55 people camping out, waiting to get chick-fil-a for a year free. meals on it and they can use it today, throughout the year, whenever they like. we still have room for about a little over 40 more people. if you go on our web site, check the zip code list and if you quallfy come on down and we can check you in. >> reporter: i just aid we have about 55 people outthere, would that be about right? >> yeah. around 55. i would say to be safe, about 40 more people could probably come and sign up, as long as you qualify in the zip codes and you can ggt free food for a year. >> reporter: basically, mitch, we still have room for you and
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see you in a bit. back to you. >> get in line. >> at least the weather is nice. >> yeah. >> nice and warm out there. >> i like the biscuits there. `> chicken biscuit in the morning. imagine filling up your tank only to run out of gas a few minutes later. >> that's not good. what some strangers saw fall through the ice, they jumped in, saved his life. >> i am seriously hungry now. and my lukewarm yogurt in the back isn't going to do it. i wonder why my stomach hurts in the afternoon. upper 60s by noon. will be really warm this afternoon. could sse a new record high, 72 degrees in denver by 2:00. >> accident ride on i-70. yoo can see that at colorado
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four people,,all killed inside that mansion home. prosecutors say wint held them captive in exchange for money, and then he set the house on fire with the family inside. if convicted, he could get life in prison without parole. nottonly did people in flint, michigan find out they were drinking toxic water, now they're finding out they paid more than most of the country pays for clean water. a new studyyby food and water watch shows flint residents paid $864 a year for water, which is nearly double the national average. gas station in pennsylvania caught watering down gasoline. customers learning this the hard way when their veeicles conked out not long after. >> i got gas from here, i got on the highway and it stopped. >> it shut off right in the middle of the intersection.
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was coming off from the highway. >> inspectors tested the fuel and confirmed it was watered down. they say it may have gotten into the tanks from rain and snow recently. some drivers have to get pricey repairs. >> hat's not good. ohio man is alive thanks to brave bystanders after he fell into a river. >> 24-year--ld ended up unconscious in the water. one guy saw him fall in. % didn't waste time. grabbed a rope, climbed down a ladder to that frigid water. now he's not even sure how he did all that. >> i have no idea how i did that to a guy twice my size. >> once that man pulled nathan up to the wall, he and a sheriff's deputy worked to get him out safely. nathan will survive. another cool rescue, firefighters in pennsylvania
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into a hole that was 15 feet deep. they traped the ittle guy to a harness. the puppy is doing okay and back with its owner. >> all is well. >> probably so scared. don't go in the ice. especially when you get so much freezing and thawing. foothills, mountains, gusts at estes park, 49. berthoud pass 54. not as windy now in denver. about 10 to 15 miles per hour. our gusts today will be at through the mountains where we have a wind advisory you'll find light rainnand snowwtoday with gusty winds. out at the airport showing clear skies. a lot of sunshine this morning. downtown it's 40. at the airport now it's 50. that's the number you're seeing at the bottom right-hand-side of the screen. that's our official current
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highs today in the 60s, 70s, that's by $3. fort collins you're at 69. 60s, 70s covering northeastern colorado. and 80s to the southeast. mountain towns really warm. overnight you get into the teens and 20s. in the afternoon 40s and 50s. closer in we've got greeley at 64 today. boulder you're going to be looking at gusts over 40 miles per hour. in fort collins we're under a high wind watch today. you could see even stronger winds tonight into early tomorrow morning. that's going to be the area here shaded in that, the tans, it's tough to tell the difference, but a high wind warning through the mountains and high wind watch for the foothills. red flag warning, so fire danger extremely high to the southeast. warm, windy and dry. this storm isn't going to bring a lot of moisture. a couple of inches of snow potentially to the mountains in
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eastern colorado staying dry, through the afternoon, overnight tonight, skies clearing and more sunshine in store n friday. friday will be pretty dry state- wide, though a little cooler. today we're in the low 70s. tomorrowwhighs in the low sissies. breezy, cooler, 62 in denver. about 60 saturday. sunday into monday temperatures do drop. we have a stronger cold front, upper 40s, low 50s, might even see a light rain/snow mix monday. it would be nice. that early storm, or the storm we had early february, that brought our numbers up to about a foot, but nothing since. >> i'd like to see 48 rather than 8. we're looking at i-70 and c-470, winds are picking up. be aware of the winds picking up, especially along i-70, 285 in the foothills now. overall drive, a lot of green.
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i'll have more details of the fatal crash at 88th and federal that still has that intersection closed down and will be the rest of the morning. lowell or pecos or 92nd or 80th avenue can help get around it. heavy traffic, i guess we're going to see heavy traffic build across e-470 later this morning. looks night at c-470, morrison road. both directions look okay. thank you. new video of a unique rescue %- captured on a wisconsin police officer's dash cam. >> it's the rescue of two giant teddy bearr. police say two women stole the bears and chocolates from a local drugstore. >> okay. >> there you go. look at the cop. he's even smiling, yep, that's what i did today. catcc any bad guys?
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this woman is hanging off her porch, coaxing the bear to make an exit off her stairs. the way she did this makes me think this isn't the first time. yikes. sometimes when you're watching a fellow ccworker do a job you can see what they're about to do is probably a bad idea. thht's the case here where that guy juut wants to get a few logs down from the pile, and i can hear it now, carl, i think moving that log is a bad idea. it was a bad idea. when boom, tte pile comes down. at least he had the common sense to run away. if you have a dog you know that they can and probably will get in the trash while you're aaay. sometimes finding the evidence of that is easy, like here where that dog got into the trash can and got the lid stuck over his head and around the neck. guilty. i bet this is the first time you've ever seen a t-rex riding a horse while kicking a giant soccer ball.
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and his horse in a clip entitled, jurassic paso park. he waves around an american flag and in the end pretends to eat tito as the horse plays dead. michael performs all around the country showing off tricks like jumping rope and kicking soccer balls. there are subtle ways for women to indicate to the world their man is taken. this woman triee a not so subtle way by making him wear that t-shirt with her huge face on it and there's a caption that says, if you're reading this, you're too close. i have a girlfriend. i would not wear that shirt. mitch, would you? >> no. >> that may be a red flag. >> might be. >> you need a new girlfriend. >> i would be fearful for that guy if he has to break up with her. >> i think this is my the martians aren't coming here, no, no, next planet. >> we're going to the next one. >> t-rex on a tito. >> yeah.
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>> thanks. oh, man. new this morning, a new study shows starbucks flavored coffee drinks are much worse than the soda. the group action on sugar found some can contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar, three times in a can of soda and more than three times the recommended daily intake. starbucks says it will reduce sugar 25% by the end of 2020. >> got to wait a while. more people are flocking to our national parks and rocky mountain is one of the most popular, third on the list of the most visited. great smoky mountains is number one, grand canyon umber two. in 2015 the national parks across the country saw a record- this next boy in north carolina so cute, we had to share the story. he's only four and can nameeall the presidents and the states and their capitals.
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he also likes science. >> pluto is not a planet. >> why? >> he used to be.. he was the size of neptune, but now he shrinked. >> he's adorable. his parents say they sometimes had to double-check his every time. keep in mind, he is four years old. when asked why he's so good at was pretty simple. >> i want to know new things. >> just wants to know new things. >> because we all did that at that age. >> cute kid. winds the big issue. temperatures are great. did you step out the door and -- >> nice out there. >> i haven't worn a jacket in a week. >> really nice. >> nuts. you can see how clear it is east. but we have rain and snow hitting the western slope. this storm coming in from the west will bring gusty winds for denver, but dry conditions across the plains and huge
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72 by 3300. current record is 71. looks like we could tie it or break it. -`at the airport, 73. erie, 72. we have 60s in fort collins and greeley. >> 80th and federal still closed down, accident investigators are there and will be some time. jason gruenauer will have details on that. the drive across 270, heavy stop and go traffic already in place past york. other heavy areas, we'll look at those in just a minute. more jobs are coming to our area thanks to twitter. is expanding. >> super bowl bet is benefiting people here in our state. we're looking at what our ggvernor wagered. who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up
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we start denver 7 at 6:00 with breaking news. a driver is killed, an officer in the hospital after a bad overnight car crash. expect federal and 88th to remain closed through the morning rush hour. >> jason gruenauer is live at the scene. update us on this investigation. >> reporter: we have learned from police that they do have a few witnesses that they're talking to. you can still see the damage here on scene. as we zoom out you can see some of the shrapnel how far away
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